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Aliano

Aliano is a hill top town south west of Craco famed for its peculiar houses made only of raw clay and set in the beautiful clay landscape known as the Calanchi or ‘lunar landscape’. The cliff faces are made from white clay and sand which reach immense heights, and the surrounding valleys are…

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Ferrandina

Ferrandina rises near the Basento river, around which the gentle landscapes of the Matera hills open up, and is a true architectural masterpiece with narrow-faced white houses, one next to the other and piled one on top of the other. The profile of the inhabited area that develops in length is…

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Garaguso

Un pittoresco paesaggio circonda il paese di Garaguso, uno dei “Borghi autentici d’Italia”, che si lascia osservare tra alte colline in posizione dominante sull'alto corso del torrente Salandrella-Cavone. L’antichità del paesino è testimoniata dal ritrovamento di alcuni reperti archeologici…

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Gorgoglione

L’antico paese di Gorgoglione rientra nella suggestiva cornice della Collina Materana, circondato da distese di uliveti e da aree boschive. Le sue origini affondano le radici in un passato lontano come testimonia il ritrovamento di alcune tombe in località Santa Maria degli Angeli  risalenti al IV…

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Grassano

« ...bianco in cima ad un alto colle desolato, come una piccola Gerusalemme immaginaria nella solitudine di un deserto». Prima che ad Aliano, Carlo Levi ha trascorso proprio a Grassano parte del suo esilio lucano, descrivendo così il paese materano ne “Cristo si è fermato a Eboli”. E non esiste…

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Irsina

Named Montepeloso until 1895, the town has ancient origins, as evindenced by the numerous archaelogical finds dating back to the Greek-Roman period, discovered along with an important rock settlement found at the entrance of the village. These findings were brought to light by Michele Janora, to…

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Miglionico

Perched on top of a hill, the town of Miglionico is spreads around the outstanding Castello del Malconsiglio. The castle, dating back to the 8th- 9th- century, is flanked by six towers and overlooks the entire Bradano valley. The castle's name derives from the bloodthirsty cospiracy made by the…

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Montescaglioso

A town of great interest for its history and landscape, Montescaglioso hosts the splendid 7th-century Abbey of San Michele Arcangelo, considered one of the most significant monuments in Basilicata. Spread across three floors, with the lower level consisting of rock-hewn cellars, the building rises…

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Stigliano

Stigliano stands on a ridge at about 900 meters above sea level which dominates all around and which represents the extreme northern limit of the Calanchi (badlands) area. From it, in fact, suggestive excursions can start to discover the nearby Bosco di Montepiano, eight hundred hectares covered…

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Tricarico

The outline of a 27 metres high, ancient Norman tower dominates the houses of the ancient village of Tricarico, first Lombard, then Saracen, Byzantine and finally Norman stronghold. From the top of the village, the convent of S. Chiara stands out from the horizon, immersed in spirituality. Its…

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Aliano

Aliano is a hill top town south west of Craco famed for its peculiar houses made only of raw clay and set in the beautiful clay landscape known as the Calanchi or ‘lunar landscape’. The cliff faces are made from white clay and sand which reach immense heights, and the surrounding valleys are…

Read More

Ferrandina

Ferrandina rises near the Basento river, around which the gentle landscapes of the Matera hills open up, and is a true architectural masterpiece with narrow-faced white houses, one next to the other and piled one on top of the other. The profile of the inhabited area that develops in length is…

Read More

Garaguso

Un pittoresco paesaggio circonda il paese di Garaguso, uno dei “Borghi autentici d’Italia”, che si lascia osservare tra alte colline in posizione dominante sull'alto corso del torrente Salandrella-Cavone. L’antichità del paesino è testimoniata dal ritrovamento di alcuni reperti archeologici…

Read More

Gorgoglione

L’antico paese di Gorgoglione rientra nella suggestiva cornice della Collina Materana, circondato da distese di uliveti e da aree boschive. Le sue origini affondano le radici in un passato lontano come testimonia il ritrovamento di alcune tombe in località Santa Maria degli Angeli  risalenti al IV…

Read More

Grassano

« ...bianco in cima ad un alto colle desolato, come una piccola Gerusalemme immaginaria nella solitudine di un deserto». Prima che ad Aliano, Carlo Levi ha trascorso proprio a Grassano parte del suo esilio lucano, descrivendo così il paese materano ne “Cristo si è fermato a Eboli”. E non esiste…

Read More

Irsina

Named Montepeloso until 1895, the town has ancient origins, as evindenced by the numerous archaelogical finds dating back to the Greek-Roman period, discovered along with an important rock settlement found at the entrance of the village. These findings were brought to light by Michele Janora, to…

Read More

Miglionico

Perched on top of a hill, the town of Miglionico is spreads around the outstanding Castello del Malconsiglio. The castle, dating back to the 8th- 9th- century, is flanked by six towers and overlooks the entire Bradano valley. The castle's name derives from the bloodthirsty cospiracy made by the…

Read More

Montescaglioso

A town of great interest for its history and landscape, Montescaglioso hosts the splendid 7th-century Abbey of San Michele Arcangelo, considered one of the most significant monuments in Basilicata. Spread across three floors, with the lower level consisting of rock-hewn cellars, the building rises…

Read More

Stigliano

Stigliano stands on a ridge at about 900 meters above sea level which dominates all around and which represents the extreme northern limit of the Calanchi (badlands) area. From it, in fact, suggestive excursions can start to discover the nearby Bosco di Montepiano, eight hundred hectares covered…

Read More

Tricarico

The outline of a 27 metres high, ancient Norman tower dominates the houses of the ancient village of Tricarico, first Lombard, then Saracen, Byzantine and finally Norman stronghold. From the top of the village, the convent of S. Chiara stands out from the horizon, immersed in spirituality. Its…

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